A Malaysian court has found there is enough evidence to mount a case against the women charged with murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Reuters/Fuji TV/AP The trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to continue.  A court ruled Thursday there was enough evidence presented by prosecution to mount a case.  The women have been asked to enter their defense. They face death penalty on charges. KUALA […]

Trump heaps praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late-night tweet, suggests another meeting could happen ‘soon’

Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty President Donald Trump in a late-night tweet praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after his regime provided the US with what are believed to be the remains of US service members who died during the Korean War era. Trump also appeared to suggest that there could be a second meeting […]

'We can't use Korean names': Japan's large pro-Pyongyang diaspora lives amid suspicion & isolation

Thousands of ethnic Koreans living in Japan pledge loyalty to Pyongyang. Many of them have never actually been in North Korea but, against all odds, still consider its leaders as their own and the communist country as homeland. About 150,000 Japanese Koreans remain loyal to Pyongyang, which makes up around a quarter of the local […]

An empty wooden ship washed up in Japan — and it looks like another mysterious North Korean ‘ghost ship’

Kyodo via Reuters An empty wooden vessel was found drifting off Japan’s western coast earlier this week. It was found floating in a rocky area around 164 feet off the island of Hokkaido. Though it’s not clear where the boat came from, town authorities think it may be from North Korea. Dozens of “ghost ships” […]

Trump could be even more vulnerable in a summit with Vladimir Putin than he was with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Current and former US officials have sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. US officials expressed concern over how quickly Trump was willing to meet with Putin. Over a dozen officials indicated “that there is no historical precedent for such a meeting. Current and former US officials sounded […]

‘Treated like animals’: A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider A 32-year-old North Korean defector named Scott Kim tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught in China after escaping from the isolated country. Kim said that he was brought to a detention camp where he and his fellow inmates were “treated like animals.” After escaping North […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

How long it might take North Korean missiles and nuclear warheads to reach major US cities

KCNA President Donald Trump is meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore to discuss nuclear weapons. The stakes are high: US weapons experts believe North Korean missiles can strike anywhere in the US. A North Korean nuclear missile would take about 40 minutes to reach New York City once launched. However, very little […]